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Discussion in 'Supra versus... (no street racing stories)' started by SS900, Aug 24, 2018.
Who would get an F-type over the A90?
Aesthically speaking the F-Type has a timeless design, but I wouldn’t put it in the same category when it comes to driving dynamics.
Hmm... the experts disagree with you on that one.
As cool as a v8 is, it's everywhere. Not my cup of tea. I'll always go i5, f6, i6, v10 and v12. Styling on the jag is very beautiful, although the sideskirt an back diffuser makes the car look tall, unfitting, less timeless, less classy and out of proportion imo. Supra might be out of Jag's league in terms of design, and I would argue that you'd be lowering and sort of mocking the Jag by comparing it to a Supra, but what the supra does that the jag isn't able to do is executing the design. Supra looks like it's meant to look the way you see it as is. Jag looks like some drifter decided to put some body kit for it. Just my humble opinion. I mean no one any offense.
This one though, beats Supra's entirely in any aspect. Bite me.
I agree, the side skirts take away from the looks. Still love it though.
I'm quite a big fan of the V6 S and the Current 400 Special edition. The fact that you can buy it in convertible form always was a plus for me. I had driven the SVR convertible about a year back and that thing was crazy in terms of the way it sounds. However, In my honest opinion, it just didn't feel sharp. Can't speak for the A90 or the Z4 but I'm hoping that it provides a better driving dynamics.
Question is.. do you like British or German sports cars?
To be honest, I can't say because I've never owned none Japanese cars. I've driven alot of none Japanese cars longest probably was about 3 weeks?
But when it comes to owning; the only one was a VW Jetta Wolfsburg when I was like 19 and it was a terrible experience it was also at the dealer for the electrical issues.
I guess if it came to European....the best I've driven and liked is an Italian Car. Ferrari 458 and Alfa Giulia QV.
how about you?
I don’t care to be honest. Back in the day it was easier to see and feel the differences between makers but nowadays it’s insignificant, at least to me. The F-type is a great car and the more I see of the new Supra the less I like it. It looks great, i’m Sure it will be fun but too many compromises to be had with it.
Recently test drove a 2015 V6 S that’s at a local dealer. Phenomenal sports car, and the supercharged 6 sounds great especially with the sports exhaust! The handling was fantastic as well. No dead spot on center either. The car is hard loaded with an original MSRP of over $100k with all of the option boxes ticked. The car has very very low mileage (less than 5000) and the dealership is asking less than half of original MSRP. Very tempting....
The F type is a gorgeous car and If you're giving me the extra $ to pay for a 6 cyl (and if you're chipping in for upkeep as well) the yes I'd take an F type over a Supra. In British racing green. Otherwise no.
Bit rich talking about British or German plates when the MkV is overwhelmingly-majority German.
Between the two, its a really hard choice, and depends on budget and preference.
One problem is the F type is substantially heavier, and comes in quite a few flavours. A f type's entry price is slightly lower than the Supra, but that entry level version is certainly more GT focused and not on the same performance level as a n MKV. The F-type has the same auto box, but it also has the 6 speed manual option, so thats a major bonus, along with a host of pricey features/options that the supra doesn't get. Mostly though, to be competitive pace wise with the MkV, you would not want less than the F-type V8-S, and preferably the SVR. Both of which are one hell of a bigger/premium price point. The SVR will substantially run rings around an MkV, as you would expect for so much more money, but that money is double the price of the MkV.
If 60k is your absolute budget limit,. the MkV wins. If you can afford to spend much more, then the F type wins between these two with its upper models. The F-type also has a significantly upper class look and feel to it, which will appeal to some, and hated by others, when compared against the supra's very blended German/Japanese funky performance style.
Of course, if you actually do have a larger budget, id argue neither of these would be a good choice.
Now that Jaguar is killing off the manual transmission on the F-Type, in the US, I wonder if this decision made by Jaguar will affect Toyota’s chances of bringing in a manual transmission to the Supra. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Having driven V6S I think its a really good sports car and bit underrated. Tbh I liked it more than BMW M2. Very nice steering, pretty neutral in handling and the noise...one of the best stock exhaust noises I ever heared. Its THAT good. Yes its not as sharp as Cayman but it doesnt feel as big as 911 either. Its a balance between those two. And its simply beautiful. Blue with yellow calipers... Da dream.
Manual V6s would be a great buy for me. But I think Supra will be superior in every way: dynamics, handling, balance, driving position. More "focused" sports car. My only fear for the Supra is steering. I hope its not carried over from M2 as that one is half-dead...